African Violets
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african violets

Zone Chicago Illinois | [email protected] added on November 12, 2017 | Answered

Should I pinch off new leaves in order to promote blossom growth of my african violet? When the flowers are spent should I cut the flower stem to the base?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 13, 2017

I wouldn't, necessarily, take off any leaves. These plants tend to be a little on the finicky side, and it is best to cause as little stress as possible.

Now, you can carefully cut spent blooms. This will be fine. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/african-violet-care.htm

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